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Steve's Journal: Debian Etch: Not Just for Experts

Nov 19, 2006, 09:00 (6 Talkback[s])

"When Debian Sarge was released a year or so ago I decided to give it a try. However, being relatively new to Linux at the time, I found the installation process something of a challenge. Not only was the installer fairly cryptic, Sarge refused to recognise my Ethernet card, and after struggling to complete the installation I was eventually dumped to a command prompt with no idea how to proceed from there. I did eventually manage to launch a desktop environment but the installation experience only confirmed what many others have said--that Debian was more suited to experts than beginners.

"Since Sarge was released I have tried many other distros based on Debian that were/are more geared up to the needs of the inexperienced user--Knoppix, Mepis, Xandros, Freespire, Kanotix, and of course everyone's current favourite, Ubuntu..."

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